Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

***The application for the Class of 2016 will be available on January 24, 2013***

With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Northwestern University was invited to join an inter-institutional program administered by over one hundred campus coordinators at 81 colleges and universities in the U.S and South Africa. Northwestern has established this fellowship program (the MMUF program) for promising undergraduates considering graduate study toward a Ph.D. in designated fields who possess a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities.

The goal of the Northwestern MMUF program is to develop and mentor undergraduates in the process of research and other important facets of academic life, thereby encouraging their interest in academic careers. Under this program, promising candidates will be identified and supported in pursuing intellectually formative relationships with members of the Northwestern faculty.

Students will participate in summer research programs, identify research interests and work with faculty, staff, and MMUF participants and alumni on various projects. For many students, this research work becomes the basis for their senior thesis, conference presentations, and graduate school work. Students receive research support throughout their undergraduate career and those who pursue a Ph.D. in one of the designated fields will be eligible to have up to $10,000 of their undergraduate guaranteed student loans repaid by the Mellon Foundation.

How to Apply

  1. 1. Complete the Application

    Let us learn more about you and what you are interested in researching.

  2. 2. Sign the form

    Let us know that should you be selected, you will be fully engaged in your research.

  3. 3. Submit

    After completing the application and form, submit them for official review.